Does your business struggle to secure suitably skilled and experienced workers locally? Visa sponsorship can allow a business to temporarily or permanently fill a skilled role. If you’re interested in employer sponsored visas and whether your business can sponsor a skilled worker to come to Australia and work for you, here’s a summary of what the process of becoming a visa sponsor involves.
Visa sponsorship refers to the process of sponsoring a migrant’s application for a skilled visa to work for your business. There are three parts to the employer sponsored visa application process – Sponsorship, Nomination and a Visa.
A sponsorship application is a request by a business to become an approved visa sponsor. There are two main forms of visa sponsorship – Standard Business Sponsorship and Accredited Sponsorship. Standard Business Sponsorship provides a five-year period to sponsor workers. Eligible businesses can upgrade their status to Accredited Sponsorship, which provides access to priority visa processing by the Government.
Once a business becomes an approved visa sponsor, they can proceed with the nomination and visa application stages of the process. A nomination application involves an assessment of the position and terms of employment, whereas the visa application is an assessment of a person’s skills and experience.
Other forms of sponsorship include Labour Agreements and Designated Area Migration Agreements. Substantial evidence is required to support a valid sponsorship, nomination and visa application. You can read about different visa sponsorship arrangements below to find out more about becoming a visa sponsor.
All legally established and operating businesses may apply to become a visa sponsor, however there are several requirements, obligations and conditions to be aware of depending on the sponsorship arrangement and type of employer sponsored visa required. You can have a read about the different types of employer sponsored visas available for a temporary or permanent stay for work in Australia.
Our migration agents can assess your business circumstances and requirements to advise which sponsorship and employer sponsored visa option best suits your labour requirements. Simply contact [email protected] or 1300 449 858.
Does your business have a need to employ or engage the services of temporary work visa holders?
Has your business identified a potential employee living overseas that it needs to bring to Australia for work?
Is your business interested in employing visa holders for occupations listed as ‘semi-skilled’ by the Australian government?
Do you want to sponsor a person for a professional development program?
Do you want to sponsor performers or production staff to work temporarily in Australia?
Is your business be interested in receiving ongoing migration advice to ensure it remains compliant with its obligations and requirements as a sponsor?
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